After Alia Bhatt's "Going Home" video, Hollywood celebrity Ashton Kutcher has shared Deepika Padukone's "My Choice" video.
"My Choice", directed by Homi Adjania, might have gotten mixed response in India, but it has impressed the "Two and A Half Men" actor.
Ashton shared the video on his Facebook page on Friday night and since then it has garnered over 10,000 likes and over hundreds of people have praised the video.
Earlier, Ashton shared Alia's short film on women's safety titled "Going Home" on his Facebook page with a comment that read: "Wow. Just wow".
Meanwhile, Deepika's video on women empowerment received mixed response from viewers as well as industry insiders.
Several people slammed the actress and director Adjania for making the video and said that the video does not promote women empowerment. The two-and-a-half minute clip, which has been a much-debated topic, went viral on social media.
"My Choice" video garnered over eight million views on YouTube since the time it was released.
While the actress remained mum on the controversies related to the video, director Adajania breaking the silence said that the misinterpretation of the video made it "explosively viral".
Adajania wrote a post on Facebook addressing the controversies related to the video.
"Hey all! I've just returned from a diving assignment in the South Andamans and had no network till now and hence the online silence. Owing to such a overwhelming mix of reactions, I want to restate that our film #MyChoice is a reminder that all women's choices, however unconventional anyone can imagine, are their own.
"The intention of the film does not in any way advocate or promote the actions in the words and we all have to make choices in life after considering the consequences. It's a two-&-a-half minute clip that obviously can't cover such a complex issue and is simply a form of expression to underline the fact that a woman's choice, in no uncertain terms, belongs to her and no one else.
"For those who got this and still didn't agree with the film that is their choice and I totally respect that. For those who felt the message was unclear and are upset in anyway, I promise that was never my intention. For those who think it is sexist or male-bashing, it is talking to a man with a caged-mind and NOT to liberated people out there who treat women with respect and equality. And for those who got it and supported it... Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
"Ironically, the misunderstanding is what made #MyChoice go explosively viral and if that's what it takes to get people discussing gender equality then I am willing to take the hit and be misunderstood. More power to women and let's hope that a healthy discussion on gender equality continues. One love."
Watch the video below: